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Tatyana Dordzhieva, About felt

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Terbish, Baasanjav 


Tatyana talks about how to make felt. The ground for felt making is cleaned. A cloth is put on the ground. The sheep’s wool is spread on the cloth and moisturized with water. Then it is lashed with a long rod, rolled up, lifted and thrown to the ground. After unrolling, the felt is left to dry. Traditionally, felt was used to make matrasses and cushions. During a wedding, the bride kneels on a felt mattress in front of her in-laws.



Felt, wedding ritual

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Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge

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